Teaching my children to be happy

Teaching my children to be happy

I am learning how much I want my children to be happy. Of course, many of us want children to be happy; we want to protect their innocence and joy, as we wish someone had done for us.  I think the instinct to be protective of children is a good one…until we start...

The Gift of Gratitude-from 2004

(Author’s note: It is interesting to me to see how my thoughts and writing style have evolved over years of time.  I see that there is still some use to the writings below, so offer them for your perusal.  Perhaps an updated version will follow!) The Gift of...

Flexible but Grounded

  I was realizing that I have not written a straight family-whereabouts-update in ages, so for those of you who might be a little weary of my philosophizing, this is for you! We are in Pismo Beach, California and enjoying the most spectacular warm, sunny days and...

Santa Cruz area

We arrived in Felton, just north of Santa Cruz, on Wednesday the 19th and have been here for a week at the fabulous Cotillion Gardens campground under the majestic Redwood trees.  The park is surrounded by Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, also heavily forested with...

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